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The aromas are filled with roasted plum and jammy blueberry, followed by sweet smoky, and spicy oak. The palate is broad and generous with dark, friendly plum, cherry, and boysenberry fruit.
The 2015 Origin has lovely aromas of blackberry and raspberry fruit with dark roses. The broad entry has a big mouthful of berries and crunchy cherry. The ripe and intense mid palate rolls into more sweet fruit – blueberry, red currant, and plum, with some chewy tannins hanging around the edges.
The 2016 Like a Hawk is filled with entertaining aromas such as black cherry, violets and spicy oak. After 20 minutes in the glass, the aromas calm down to the more typical bright plum and vanilla characteristics. The palate is seductive and intense, with flavors of concentrated blackberry, plum fruit and mocha.
The 2015 vintage offers pretty aromas of black cherry and mocha followed by darker notes of chocolate and cassis. The palate has a soft entry with more mocha and black cherry with lovely dark berry fruit on the warm friendly finish. The center has some solid ripe tannin for savory structure – small crops and roller coaster temperatures give this wine intensity and attitude that it will grow into over the next several years.
The 2014 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a graceful burst of blackberry, sage, vanilla, mocha and cocoa nibs. The palate is big and intense, with ripe mountain tannins centered over the black licorice and dark chocolate flavors.
The 2015 Red Door has deep concentrated aromas of blackberry and chocolate-covered cherries. The entry of this wine is juicy with its blackberry and black cherry fruit, and just a hint of sage in the ripe tannins. It finishes with a velvety texture and mocha flavors.
The 2015 Double Barrel has deep, fascinating aromas of cassis and ripe blackberry, unfolding to dark spicy clove, black licorice and maple sugar. The palate is velvety and smooth for such a big rich wine. Dark chocolate and vanilla open to flavors of blackberry with a polished juicy finish.